Does infinity exist?

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What is infinity? What is infinity plus 100? What is infinity plus infinity?

Today's podcast was inspired by questions sent in by our friend Ash. To answer Ash's questions we take a trip to our favourite hotel, and we revisit our 2012 interview with our late boss, John D. Barrow, when we asked him – does infinity exist? Listen to the podcast to find out how infinity can corrupt the youth, why subtracting infinities can give you the right answer, and the weirdness that might be lurking out there in the cosmos...

You can read more about infinity on plus.maths.org. And if you have a question about life, the universe and everything you'd like us to answer – email us as plus@maths.cam.ac.uk or contact us on twitter.

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